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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 04:18:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 97%

Previous phaseFull MoonFriday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Next phaseThird QuarterSaturday, September 8, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 04:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 43' North, Longitude: 48° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.86 meters/second, 1615.9 km/hour, 1004.1 miles/hour or 872.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 42.0"1003.98 miwest0° 11' 22.8"13.03 minorth1003.96 mi
24 hours10° 52' 46.4"750.97 mieast4° 23' 49.9"302.15 minorth807.07 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneSun 1:18 AM435 km270 miles235 nmWest-northwest WNW
BelémSun 1:18 AM571 km355 miles308 nmSouth S
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSun 1:18 AM633 km393 miles342 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboSun 1:18 AM764 km475 miles412 nmWest-northwest WNW
Nieuw NickerieSun 1:18 AM962 km598 miles519 nmWest-northwest WNW
GeorgetownSun 12:18 AM1113 km692 miles601 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaSun 1:18 AM1387 km862 miles749 nmSoutheast SE
ManausSun 12:18 AM1478 km918 miles798 nmWest-southwest WSW
BridgetownSun 12:18 AM1595 km991 miles861 nmNorthwest NW
Port of SpainSun 12:18 AM1618 km1005 miles873 nmWest-northwest WNW

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